My Opposition to the Vietnam War

My Opposition to the Vietnam War Greg Laxer.  Introduction by William Astore. This week, historians have marked the 100th anniversary of World War I, a cataclysm that resulted in the deaths of more than nine million soldiers and the collapse of four empires.  Yet there’s another grim anniversary that has gone mostly unmarked: the 50th…

Was the Vietnam War Unwinnable? (1993)

W.J. Astore Eleven years after my freshman essay on the Vietnam War in 1982, I found myself at Oxford in a Strategic Studies Seminar.  For that seminar, I wrote the following paper on People’s War and Vietnam.  Based on deeper reading and more reflection than my freshman essay, I concluded that the Vietnam War had…